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Indexing
FileMaker Pro indexes every word in a text field so that finds can be performed quickly. Think of the analogy of a book. Rather than trying to locate something by thumbing through each page, you look in the index and find all the pages numbers at once. FileMaker works in the same way. In order to make finds as fast as possible, the first 100 characters of every word is indexed. If you click into a field and type Command-I (Macintosh) or Ctrl-I (Windows), you can view the index of a field. Most characters are indexed but you may be surprised what characters designate a new word other than a space. The index does take up space, so if a field is not going to be searched on or used as a match field in a relationship, set the Storage Options in Manage Database to never index that field.



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FileMaker, Inc.
FileMaker, Inc. or FMI is a wholly owned subsidiary of Apple, Inc. It was once named Claris when it also sold MacWrite, MacPaint, Claris Emailer, ClarisWorks, etc. but changed it's name when it focused on FileMaker. FileMaker started out as a DOS application called Nutshell but was shaped into the powerhouse it is today by Claris and FMI.



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FileMaker related sites the Philosophy of FileMaker recommends:
 
FileMaker Hacks My goal here is to explore what interests me, and what I’ve found particularly useful. Some postings are practical musings of a working developer, and others are more philosophical. In the long run, I hope to produce a resource that will help developers be more productive with FileMaker Pro.
Weetbicks Blog postings on all sorts of FileMaker topics from the wonderful folks at Digital Fusion.
FileMaker Security Discusses issues of Confidentiality, Integrity, and Availability of FileMaker Pro databases.
FileMaker Forums One of the most popular FileMaker forums on the internet! Run by Stephen Dolenski of Ocean West. A Worldwide FileMaker Community!
DB Services FileMaker tips, techniques, and news from DB Services team of FileMaker Developers. Includes many sample files and YouTube videos.
Designing FileMaker I saw that beautifully designed applications seem easier to use than ones that lack form and structure. So I committed to learning more about what makes an effective application, and have been on the road of discovery ever since.
FileMaker Today The original FileMaker forum run by Ross MacLane.
PCI In this blog we will cover a wide range of business and technical topics centered around the FileMaker Pro community and for those businesses who use or could benefit by the use of FileMaker Pro and their environments.
SeedCode We wanted a place where we could talk about some of the new things we're working on, post screen shots and code, and get some feedback from customers who want to be part of the development process.
MightyData FileMaker blogging from FileMaker specialists Mighty Data!
Database Pros More FileMaker tips and tricks than any site on the internet!
Cirrus Logic A blog from Aaron Giard of Cirrus Logic. Aaron is a FileMaker certified developer with over 15 years of experience building data-driven applications and websites. Previously, he worked in the print industry for over 17 years as a graphic designer and prepress manager.
FileMaker Community A paid for forum but well worth the $99.00 a year. Very active!
Geist Interactive Todd Geist blogs about his incredible product line for FileMaker.